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Fine Motor

Getting Ready to Write!

Ever wonder why occupational therapists spend so much time working with a child WITHOUT a pencil in their hand? OTs know handwriting takes so much

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Holidays

Holiday Toy Guide!

The holidays are in full swing which means every day my inbox is flooded with emails from companies looking to sell their wares– not to

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Holidays

Sensory Friendly Holiday Events

The holidays are fast approaching, and it seems like there’s some type of event or celebration daily for the remainder of November and December.  When

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Parent Resources

Every Day Heroes

It can feel like every where you turn these days, there are negative and disturbing stories about how people treat each other – which is

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Holidays

The Holiday Season is Upon Us!

The most wonderful time of the year can be challenging for children due to school breaks, holiday festivities, family events, and the many changes in schedules overall.

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Parent Resources

Why Summer Shouldn’t Just Be Vacation Time

While summer vacation is always looked forward to by students, parents, and teachers, a growing body of research indicates that students lose some of the skills they learned over the previous school year.

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Therapist Thoughts

Teaching Children to Think

One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is to help them learn how to solve problems. Sometimes, in our effort to minimize our childrens’ struggles, we might tend to swoop in to help them more than is needed,

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Therapist Thoughts

Making a Difference

I’m pretty sure I have the best job in the world. (According to NBCnews.com, it’s #10, but what do they know?) Every day, without fail, I can say that I have done something that has made a positive impact on a child’s life.

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Therapist Thoughts

Daring to Be Different

It is safe to say that our speech-language pathologists (SLP) here at the Galvin Therapy Center are very different from your average SLPs in the therapy world. We tend to break the mold of what someone may think a typical speech-language pathologist does on a daily basis. Why do we break the mold, you ask? Simple.

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Occupational Therapy

The Scenic Route to Becoming an Occupational Therapist

What I love so much about working with kids is seeing the joy on the faces of the children and their families with big and small accomplishments. I have the opportunity to be able to work with amazing families to help them develop lifelong skills. As all of our families know, it’s not just about the kids; it’s a family thing. I sometimes “therapize” family members as well – helping mommy become comfortable playing in shaving cream for example.

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Therapist Thoughts

Working with Children

What inspires me? The parents who bring their adorable children to work with me week after week. The smiles on their faces when something new is learned. The sighs of relief from a mother who knows she has found the right place for her child.

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